Gift & Specialty Items

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022 Gift and Specialty Item Vendors

An der Weihnachtsecke, Des Moines, IA

Shop the Christkindlmarket Des Moines store for your favorite European treasures.

Offering: Steinbach nutcrackers, INGE and Glaszauber Lauscha ornaments, beer steins and glassware, Herrnhuter Moravian stars, commemorative Glühwein mugs and Christkindlmarket Des Moines merchandise

Price Range: $5 – $350

Pre-Sale: Bottles of Glühwein, 2022 Glühwein commemorative mugs and select merchandise.

Pinicon Farm Crafts, Milo, IA

Family business run by Marlys and Jeff Sowers, specializing in making Willow, Nantucket and Reed Baskets. They also handmake Shaker Boxes and Dovetail Boxes.

Offering: Handmade baskets, shaker boxes, wooden carriers, wooden maps

Price Range: $5 – $400


Indianola Glass Creations, Indianola, IA

Come enjoy the wonderful world of glass. You will find a variety of stained and fused glass for your home and garden. Also an assortment of glass Christmas ornaments and tree toppers you will cherish for years

Offering: Fused & Stained glass ornaments, fused glass home decor (spoon rests, card holders, nightlights, sun catchers, napkin holders, wall art, bowls and platters), Fused and stained glass jewelry & accessories (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair barrettes), Wire wrapped glass jewelry. Fused glass Pop-sockets, Stained glass art pieces, and recycled glass home decor (wine bottle clocks, lamps and wind chimes). Stained and fused glass jewelry. Stained & fused glass home decor items. Stained and fused glass Christmas ornaments and home decor items Stained and fused glass yard decorations. Stained & fused glass Sun Catchers. Stained, fused & hand painted glass lanterns and wine bottles. Fused and stained glass art pieces

Price Range: $12 – $250


Dakota Tinworks, Estelline, SD

Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinware, ornaments, and other Christmas-themed decorations in tin and copper, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt, using primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith’s tools and techniques.

Offering: Handmade tinware of all kinds: tin and copper Christmas ornaments, tin tree tinsel, colored tin icicles, tin tree toppers, tin cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin candle holders, tin cups, earrings using tinplate, and tin candle lanterns. New this year: Krampus, vintage Santa and vintage cats ornaments in hot-dipped tinplate and copper.

Price Range: $5 – $250

Three In One Artworks, Urbandale, IA

Three In One Artworks consists of unique hand built or wheel thrown mugs, plates, platters and bowls. Additional items such as shadow boxes with ceramic items inside, explore Iowa and/or agricultural themes.

Offering: Pottery and related items in the form of mugs, plates, bowls and Christmas ornaments

Price Range: $12 – $150


Nymph In The Woods, Boone, IA

Find wearable art to help you show off your style! Handmade from fused glass and wire wrapping, each piece is unique. The perfect gift to a loved one or yourself!

Offering: Wearable art made from fused glass and wire wrapping – necklaces, earrings, rings. bracelets and headpieces

Price Range: $14 – 400+

Pickle Creek Herbs, Fairfield, IA

At Pickle Creek, we use the herbs we grow on our sustainable Iowa farm to handcraft artisanal olive oils and vinegars, soaps, salves, and balms using our own original recipes.

Offering: Herb-infused olive oils and vinegars (including the Apple Strudel White Balsamic we created especially for this event and the Prairie Fire olive oil that earned the 2019 1st Place Scovie Award for a Chile Oil), soaps, salves, salts, and balms that we handcraft ourselves using original recipes and the herbs and other produce we grow in our garden.

Price Range: $3.50 – $27

DamonLayne Woodworking, Earlham, IA

DamonLayne Woodworking provides beautiful, handmade woodworking for your home or kitchen. Each item is eye-catching and will be a unique focal point in your home.

Offering: Woodworking: including cutting boards, Springerle molds, charcuterie boards, cribbage boards, lazy susans

Price Range: $25 – $225


Good Moon Pottery, Windsor Heights, IA (Scandinavian)

Unique and custom pottery to make your everyday rituals special.

Offering: Handmade functional ceramic pottery and gifts

Price Range: $20 – $200

L&L European Delight, Chariton, IA

Ukrainian/European style gifts.

Offering: Ukrainian/European style gifts.

Price Range: $4 – $20

Schanz Furniture, South Amana, IA

Schanz Furniture is a family owned business that has been making hand-made furniture and gift items for over 50 years. We are located in South Amana, Iowa.

Offering: Hand-made spalted maple Christmas trees, multi-wood Christmas trees, Musical Marble Trees (children’s toy), wooden recipe boxes, hand-made cheese slicers & charcuterie boards, double wine glass & bottle holders.

Price Range: $20 -$250

Pre-Sale: 319-622-3529

Danish Windmill, Elk Horn, IA

Step back in Step back in time to our Old World Christmas market booth to experience an old fashion Danish Christmas. Featuring keepsakes for a lifetime. No Passport needed!

Offering: Scandinavian, Nordic, and made in Denmark Christmas items such as gnomes, elves, nisse, straw ornaments, cookware, glassware, stemware, books, sweaters, socks, shoes and prepackages foods and glogg.

Price Range: $1 – $350

Pre-Sale:, 712-764-7472,

Chicago Teahouse, Chicago, IL

Visit your favorite booth for delightful collection of holiday teas. Our loose-leaf tea gifts are ready for you to take it home from Christmas tea to Winte pine, all the holiday spirit in the warm cup.

Offering: Loose leaf tea and tea ware

Price Range: $12 – $130


Quilted Gardens Nursery, Indianola, IA

Specializing in fresh made wreaths and greens bundles, seasonal decor, Iowa made leather bells and straps, glass bird and Fair trade gourd ornaments

Offering: Fresh made wreaths and Bundles of greens, Glass Christmas Ornaments, Iowa-made leather sleigh and Door Bells, Fair trade gourd ornaments and boxes, Straw ornaments, Ice Globe kits, Table top Christmas trees, Seasonal linen towels and totes

Price Range: $10 – 75


DSM Foundry, Des Moines, IA

Traditional German schwibbogen, lichterbogen, and ornament designs built with modern technology. Something to suit everyone’s style!

Offering: wood/fabric/acrylic/3D printed ornaments, Schwibbogen, German candle pyramids, local Iowa maps

Price Range: $1 – $150, Guernsey, IA

Rebeline is a couture leather goods brand inspired by real life. Every design is made with functionality in mind, that philosophy paired with top quality leather, and beautiful craftsmanship, gives you a bag that will turn heads.

Offering: Leather goods, bags, purses, wallets, key chains, homes goods, pillows, coasters

Price Range: $10 – $250


Wild Cherry Spoon Co., Rock Island, IL

Wild Cherry Spoon Co. handcarves a variety of kitchen, home, and lifestyle goods from pre-fallen urban lumber.

Offering: Wooden spoons & utensils, cutting boards/platters/charcuterie boards, single blade safety razors, ice cream scoops, pizza cutters, coffee scoops, shot cups, wood bowls, wood tumblers.

Price Range: $3 – $150

Swede Point Creamery, Madrid, IA

Swede Point Scandinavian Christmas! Locally produced goat milk lotions and soaps Swedish cookies, kringla, leather stocking stuffers and much more!

Offering: Goat milk soaps and goat milk lotions, Swedish made cheeses, Swedish meatballs, glogg mix, lingonberry drink concentrate, jams and jellies (lingonberry, aronia berry jam, blueberry lime jam, apple butter, etc). kringla, kaffee, Wish cookies, sugar cookies, spritz cookies, hand knitted hats, gnome bottle toppers and rye crisp crackers.

Price Range: $5 – $100

Pre-Sale: 515-231-5900

Erin Hill Art Studio, Altoona, IA

This local artist creates one-of-a-kind decorative and functional ceramics. The individually designed pieces are often detailed using the sgraffito process.

Offering: Earrings, ornaments, gnomes, magnets, cups, bowls, vases and mugs.

Price Range: $6 – $75

Meet The Team

Sable Joseph

Kayla Garvin

Marissa Johnson

Marty Boesenberg

Tammera Pierson

Margaret Townsend

Mackenzie Dierks

Abby Kessler

Tasha Jackson

Missy Mootz

Dave Cox

Suzanne Hull

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